Children’s Religious Exploration

The Religious Exploration program at the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation has assembled the finest staff of volunteers and young members as we help each individual find an answer to the question of what it means to be a Unitarian-Universalist..

Because Unitarian Universalists covenant to grow by learning more and to support each other on our journeys of discovery, our program is designed to allow our children, youth and adults to explore and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Infants to Preschool

This team is small and curious. They are intent on examining the world around them. They spend most of their time exploring their place in our world through the music, play art projects and simple stories that illustrate basic Unitarian-Universalist principles.

 Grades K to 5

Children in this age group will be exploring Love Will Guide Us. This curriculum emphasizes love as a guiding force in Unitarian Universalism. It also introduces world religions at a basic level and promotes a sense of curiosity, awe, wonder and gratitude.  The lessons cover topics such as treating others with kindness, responding with love even in bad situations, and appreciating nature. Each week the children will participate in discussions and fun, hands-on activities.

Grades 6 and up

This group will be participating in Neighboring Faiths, a curriculum that offers the youth an opportunity to explore various religious groups in their community. They will learn about the groups’ histories, beliefs, and traditions, visit places of worship, and speak with clergy or members of those faiths.